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Nigeria National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria.


Burkina Faso - Regional Training course

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Since 2008, the UN‐SPIDER programme has provided expert support and conducted Technical Advisory Missions (TAMs) to Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon and Nigeria, upon request of the respective governme

26/09/2011 - 30/09/2011
Title of Training: 
Training Seminar on space-based information
UN-SPIDER staff and trainers from the Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)
Target Group: 
Decision‐makers and high‐level stakeholders from national, regional and international institutions for the awareness‐raising segment, as well as 20 experts in the field of disaster risk management and emergency response from the West and Central African region for the specialized training seminar.
Training Profile: 
<p>The French-language Seminar was divided into a one‐day high‐level awareness‐raising segment and a specialized training seminar for experts. The aim of the event was to raise awareness and institutionalize the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response in the region through training a network of professionals from different institutions and countries. Another goal was to establish an inter-institutional technical group as a way of further institutionalizing the use of space-based information for disaster risk management. Furthermore, a specialized segment focused on technical training on flood risk management.</p> <a href="/sites/default/files/Announcement-Training-Seminar-in-Burkina-Faso.pdf">More information</a>

International Charter activated twice for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated twice last week to provide space data for floods in South Sudan and Nigeria.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:21

UN-SPIDER Newsletter June 2008

Issue Date: 
Tue, 24/06/2008